Brazilian men wanted by Police for drug trafficking
Two Brazilian men are wanted by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in connection to the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.
Wanted bulletins were on Tuesday issued for the two individuals – 53-year-old Paul Sergio Petter and 33-year-old Agusto Altroitar. The incident occurred on December 11, 2022.
If seen, or if anyone has information about the whereabouts of these wanted persons, they are asked to contact the Police on 225-6940; 225-8196; 225-2317; 225-8196; 227-1149 or the nearest Police station.
Police have since said that Altroitar was charged and placed before the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court. He was subsequently granted bail in the sum of $180,000 with the instructions to report to the Narcotics Branch, CID, Headquarters. However, he never reported and as such his bail was revoked.
Meanwhile, Petter was also charged and placed before the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court. He was subsequently granted $80,000 bail. As a condition for his bail, he had to report to the Narcotics Branch, CID, headquarters. However, he too never reported and as such his bail was revoked.
According to Police, based on information received both men have fled the jurisdiction.
Last year, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) had seized a whopping $1.1 billion worth of narcotics, which amounted to 3403 kilograms. By type, the seized narcotics comprised 121.31kg of cocaine; 3280.25kg of ganja; 818.7 grams of ecstasy; 302.6 grams of methamphetamine, and 1kg of cannabis seeds. This represented a 68.26 per cent increase in seizures when compared to the seizures of 2021, when 2022.88kg of narcotics were recorded as seized.
According to statistics provided by CANU, these seizures were made in Regions Four, Six, Nine, Three, and 10, with Region Four accounting for the largest seizure of narcotics.
Just over a week ago, CANU Head James Singh said the Government is serious about fighting narcotics within Guyana, adding that the country will not be used as a transhipment point for narcotics to other territories. (G12)